Leadership

Mr. SAJEEB WAZED

Adviser to Honorable Prime minister of ICT Affairs

Sajeeb Wazed Joy, is a ICT Consultant and  political campaigner. He is the son of Sheikh Hasina, the Honorable Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, and the eldest grandson...


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Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP

Hon'ble State Minister | ICT Division

Zunaid Ahmed Palak was born on 17 May 1980 Singra under Natore dristrict. Mr. Faiz Uddin Ahmed and Ms. Zamila Ahmed are his parents. His father was an active political activist being inspired by the ideology of Bangaba...


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Mr. N M Zeaul Alam PAA

Senior Secretary | ICT Division

Mr. N M Zeaul Alam PAA is, at present, the Senior Secretary of Information and Communication Technology Division. He is the immediate past Secretary, Coordination & Reform of the Cabinet Division. Before that, he was the Director-General of th...


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Dr. Md Abdul Mannan PAA

Executive Director | BCC

 

I am fortunate  to have a very strong team of high skilled professionals who support me to carry forward the mission of  BCC. We have gone through a serious tr...


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Mr. Md. Abdur Rakib

Project Director | iDEA

Mr. Md. Abdur Rakib is leading the Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) project of Bangladesh Computer Council under the ICT Division as Project Director (Joint Secretary). He is worki...


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Expert Team

R H M Alaol Kabir

Senior Consultant: Research & Innovation Specialist (Team Leader)
Mobile: 01810096510
Email: alaol.kabir@idea.gov.bd

Short Bio: 

Mr. R H M Alaol Kabir is a career bureaucrat who belongs to 29th BCS Administration Cadre. He joined iDEA project in the position of Research and Innovation Specialist (Team Leader) in October 2019.

Before joining the iDEA project Mr. Kabir served in different capacities at several government institutions. His immediate past posting was at the Cabinet Division where he oversaw the preparation, monitoring, and evaluation of the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) of different ministries. Before that Mr. Kabir was posted at the Office of the Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC), Cox’s bazar. He also served as AC land of Barura upazila, Cumilla; Assistant Secretary of ICT Division; and Assistant Commissioner & Executive Magistrate of Madaripur.

Mr. Kabir did MSc in Economics from the University of Yok, UK. He obtained his BSc (Engg) and MS (Engg) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Chittagong. Mr. Kabir secured Masters in Information Technology from IIT, University of Dhaka. He did MSS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Dhaka. Before that, he obtained LL.B. and LL.M. respectively from the National University Bangladesh and ASA University of Bangladesh. Apart from this Mr. Kabir did a post-graduate diploma in International Relations and Journalism respectively from the University of Dhaka and National University Bangladesh.

Mr. Kabir is ‘Stanford Certified Project Manager’, ‘Oracle 9i Certified Professional’ and ‘Red Hat Certified Engineer’. He obtained training on ‘ICT Policymaking’ from USTTI, USA; ‘National Cyber Security Policy: Balancing Risk and Innovation’ from Microsoft Corporation, USA; ‘US Cybersecurity Coordination’ from Department of Homeland Security, USA; ‘Cybersecurity Concepts, Mechanisms, Management, Policy and Applications from IBM, USA; ‘Policy Analysis’ from National University of Singapore (NUS); ‘Procurement and Development’ from International Training Centre, ILO, Turin, Italy; ‘Information Security Policy’ from Korea Internet Security Agency (KISA), ‘Financial Management’ from Finance Division, Bangladesh; ‘Public Procurement Rules and Act’ from CPTU, Bangladesh.

Mr. Kabir has a keen interest in research. His research interests include Government Reform Initiatives, Public Policy, Bioinformatics and Biometrics. He has several research publications in different conferences and Journals where key research publications are available at Springer and IEEE.

Mosttafa Shazzad Hasan FCA CPA

Senior Consultant: Investment Specialist
Mobile: 01810096511
Email: shazzad.fca.cpa@idea.gov.bd

Mr. Mosttafa Shazzad Hasan is a professional accountant, forensic accounting & investigation specialist and corporate lawyer working as a business advisor, auditor, taxation advisor, corporate legal expert and financial investigator. He has a long hands-on corporate experience in financial administration, project management and business modeling.   Mr. Shazzad has qualified as a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) and CPA from Certified Public Accountants Institute of Ireland.  He has studied BBA and MBA in Finance from the University of Chittagong and has a qualified Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from National University of Bangladesh. He has obtained his Diploma in Forensic Accounting from Bentwood College of UK and doing PhD research in Forensic Accounting.   In his long service tenure, Mr. Shazzad has gathered experience from some renowned local and multinational company in the area of manufacturing, service industries, trading concern, foreign operation, joint venture and economic zone development.  He has been working as Project Head of Kishoregonj Economic Zone Ltd. (a concern of Nitol-Niloy Group) and CFO of Nitol Steel Ltd. (a collaboration of TATA Steel, India and Nitol-Niloy Group) for a long tenure.   Previously been working as CFO for LR Global Bangladesh Asset Management Company Ltd., an affiliate of LR Global Partners, New York, United States. For a long tenure served for a country renowned mobile phone operator Robi Axiata Limited, world class medicine manufacturer and exporter Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and for an audit and advisory firm. He is Managing Partner of Shazzad & Co. Chartered Accountants.   He has a keen interest in theoretical and applied research in areas of international accounting standards, forensic accounting and investigation, taxation policy and social accounting as well as in money and capital market. Besides this, he has extended experience of providing lectures in some renowned private universities, training sessions, seminars and writing columns in professional journals, magazines and newspapers. 

Adneen Zereen

Mobile: 01810096517
Email: barrister.adneenzereen@idea.gov.bd

Ms. Adneen Zereen is a Barrister (Lincoln’s Inn) and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh who joined the Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) project in the position of Manager, Legal Consultant in August 2019.   Before joining the iDEA Project Ms. Zereen worked as a Senior Associate of a well-known and established law chamber “The M. I. Farooqui and Associates” from February 2016- July 2019. Since joining, she has learned the different techniques to dispose of the case expeditiously. She conducted legal document vetting and prepared legal opinions. As routine work, she used to prepare drafts, conduct legal research and submission cases before the court. Her areas of specialization include Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Company Law, Constitutional Law, Artha-Rin-Adalat Ain, Land Law, Transfer of Property Law, Administrative law, Intellectual Property Law, amongst others.  Before that, she worked as an Associate in a prominent Law Chamber “The Legal Sanctuary” owned by Barrister Tanvir Parvez, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh from January 2014- January 2016. She used to appear regularly before the Lower Court (District Judge and Magistrate Court). In this chamber, she got an opportunity to work on various issues and achieved specialization in different aspects of litigation.   She inflated her expertise in the teaching profession also. She worked as the visiting faculty in some prominent Universities such as the Daffodil International University, Northern University, Cambridge Business and Law Academy and University of Development Alternative (UODA).  She wrote down some articles- “Loan Default: legal protection for defaulters” was published in the DLR, 2018 and also in the New Age, August 31, 2017. Besides another article “Mooting: The Way of Education” was published in the New Age, April l6, 2017.  Regarding her educational qualification, she completed her LL.M from City Law School, City University, the United Kingdom in 2013. In 2012 she achieved her Bar-at-Law from City Law School, City University, United Kingdom. Earlier in 2011, she secured her LLB Hon’s from the University of London, United Kingdom. She completed her HSC and SSC from Viquarunnisa Noon College and Viquarunnisa Noon School respectively.   She is a proud member of the Honourable Society of Lincolns’ Inn, UK, Bangladesh Bar Council, Dhaka Bar Association and an advocate of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

Md Nazim Uddin

Mobile: 01810096516
Email: nazim@idea.gov.bd

Mr. Md Nazim Uddin is basically a Human Resources Specialist. He joined in iDEA project in June 2020 as a Consultant-HR & Finance. Prior to joining in iDEA project Mr. Nazim served more than 17 years in the field of Human Resources and Administration in different INGO’s, multinational organizations/institutions and leading conglomerates e.g. ErasmasMC University of Netherlands, Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib KPJ Multinational Healthcare, Swisscontact-Switzerland, Giant Group and Action against Hunger-ACF France together with public and private entities respectively.   Mr Nazim completed his MSS Degree from the University of Rajshahi with major in Public Administration. In addition, He achieved Post Graduate Diploma in HRM. Meanwhile Mr Nazim achieved a professional course certificate on “Human Resource Capstone-HR for People Manager” an 8 weeks online non-credit course from the University of Minnesota, USA offered by Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) and organized Coursera. Mr. Nazim attended a number of training and traveled to Nepal, India and Thailand to attend some international training, workshops and seminars with the invitations of international organizations.  Mr. Nazim has versatile experience, competencies, expertise and leadership skills on the formulation of HR Policies, setting in HR goals, Employee recruitment and Talent acquisition, change management, KPI based performance evaluation system, strategic HR leadership, employee engagement, succession planning, Team building, staff transitions, grievance issues, ethical sensitivity, gender HR, core values, integrity, compensation & benefits, working life balance and development of portfolios respectively. Mr. Nazim is interested to closely work with the development of Human Resources of the government and its HR Policy, Reformation, Good governance and any kind of development initiatives.

Md. Mofaqkhayrul Islam Mim

Officer | Assistant Programmer (Web Admin)
Mobile: 01810096505
Email: mofaqkhayrul.islam@idea.gov.bd

Mr. Mofaqkhayrul Islam Mim is a Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) graduate from Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU), Dinajpur. He joined the iDEA on 12th December 2019. He started his career as a software engineer in Enet Technology limited in 2016. After that, he joined as a project coordinator in Leveraging ICT Project in 2017. He had also contributed as an assistant programmer in Parliament ICT Project in 2019. This project has been developed to digitalize the Bangladesh National Parliament activities. His total experience is 4.5 years in several govt. projects. Currently, he is pursuing his MSCSE at the BRAC University. His research interest is Machine Learning and BIG Data. 

Background

Venture capital investments spur innovation, create employment, and make a significant contribution to economic growth. With our population growing, globalization rapidly changing the international business climate, and sometimes making it uncertain, a culture of innovation can provide its own energy for Bangladesh by affording us opportunities for our young entrepreneurs. Where done correctly, the impact of government intervention in fostering an innovation economy has successfully created venture capital ecosystems in many countries. The government of Bangladesh hopes to replicate similar success by founding Startup Bangladesh that will catapult its young generation of entrepreneurs to the next level who can accelerate the pace of innovation and lead the economy to a self-sustained path to growth. With this in mind Startup Bangladesh aims to pursue the following goals:

» Create an accelerator and its accompanying ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, advisors to promote Bangladesh as a global hub for tech entrepreneurship.
» Actively collaborate with entrepreneurs, industry, academia, financial institutions, and government to stimulate innovation.
» Create the appropriate business, operational and regulatory frameworks to support bold dreams.

Mission & Vission

Create a national entrepreneurship platform to enable Bangladesh to innovate faster, create new opportunities, develop technical skills, and help realize the vision of Digital Bangladesh.


Through iDEA (Innovation Design & Entrepreneurship Academy) create an Accelerator and its accompanying ecosystem. Offer mentoring, funding, co-working spaces, marketing, and legal support to selected startup entrepreneurs to help realize their visions. Create Industry/Academia/Government partnerships to stimulate innovation, sustain transformational efforts. Promote Bangladesh as a global hub for novel startups, and create the appropriate regulatory framework to support bold dreams.


Through iDEA Accelerator, the government will nurture innovative ideas in the areas of Education, Agriculture, Health, Financial Services, eCommerce, eGovernance, Environment, Transport, and Infrastructure. Evaluate concepts based on potential impact, execution strategy, and public benefit.
Startup Bangladesh – Your Vision, Our Future

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